Today was the day that Sony had a “deep dive” into the new PS5, revealing features and specs for the new console which is set to launch this upcoming holiday season.
The new home console is set to have a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz, a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware which is suppose to promise 10.28 teraflops with 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz. The console will also have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD . I know thats alot of number that even I have a hard time understanding, but what I can tell you is it mean the console will be very high powered.
A report going back to last year is the switch to this custom SSD which should drastically decrease the long load times which the ps4 was notorious for. Examples of the PS4 loading a single gig of data in 20 seconds, has lead to Sony’s desire to get the SSD to load 5 gigs of data in 1 second which is a crazy idea to think about.
A good side note is that the console will still support external USB hard drives, but these drives are designed for backwards compatible games.
Tho Sony has already told so much about the console over smaller announcements now, its nice to get more answeres about this new future console. It was also a bit refreshing to get some of the ideas they are trying to roll with for this release.
A firm release date was not given but they did specify that it will be “in time for this holiday season.” If you are interested in watching the whole reveal trailer please watch this video here.